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In Conversation: Dr. Keisha N. Blain with Imani Uzuri

Mon, Mar 1, 2021
  • 7PM


Event includes closed captioning

Free with RSVP; Book discount information provided with RSVP
March 2021
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Monday March 01, 2021
Performances no longer available.

Join historian and writer Dr. Keisha N. Blain (Set the World on Fire) and vocalist and composer Imani Uzuri for an interdisciplinary conversation to celebrate the release of Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619—2019. Edited by Dr. Blain and historian and anti-racist scholar Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist), the collection engages 90 brilliant writers who use historical essays, short stories, personal vignettes, and fiery polemics to explore the range of experiences and ideas that have always existed within the community of Blackness.

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Keisha N Blain
Dr. Keisha N. Blain

Dr. Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian, professor, and writer. She is currently an associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh, the president of the African American Intellectual History Society, and an editor for The Washington Post’s “Made by History” section. Her writing has appeared in popular outlets such as The Atlantic, The Guardian, Politico, and Time. She is the author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America.

Imani Uzuri
Imani Uzuri

Imani Uzuri is an award-winning vocalist, composer, librettist, and improviser—called “a postmodernist Bessie Smith” by the Village Voice—who composes, performs, and creates interdisciplinary works. She is a Jerome Foundation Composer/Sound Artist Fellow and a 2019—20 Harvard University W. E. B. DuBois Hutchins Center Fellow, and has been commissioned by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, The Ford Foundation, and The Momentary. Her recent Chamber Music America New Jazz Works commission, She Knows Suite, premiered at Lincoln Center Atrium in 2020.